Geoffrey Sanborn

“William Wells Brown is one of the great American patron saints of dodginess.”

Keegan Lester

“I just want to help people get closer to the feelings they want to feel.”

Philippe Girard

It was important to understand Toussaint Louverture’s importance as an icon in people’s hearts today, and for that I had to be in Haiti.

M Kitchell

For me if desire were not so impossibly complicated I would not be interested in writing about it. Perhaps pushing desire toward death is a way to banalize, to some extent, what is so incredibly complicated.

David Galef

Recommend edits and hope that doesn’t lose you some friends.

Best of Interviews 2016

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Hilary Plum

I wanted a structure that could consider the experience and ethics of that sick time—trapped on a couch before a screen, world’s helpless observer—and could comprehend whatever healing occurred in nonredemptive terms.

Bruce Bauman

The country’s obsession with the true, its preference for non-fiction over fiction is symptomatic of two things — a lack of cultural imagination and a fear of the unknown. As if nonfiction can make you feel at ease and the world a safe place if you can KNOW this world. It’s not and you can’t.

Paul Devlin

Albert Murray went so far as to redefine race in terms of idiom — he sought to redefine ethnic difference as idiomatic difference.

John Kaag

I think that understanding a particular philosophical position means that you try your best to understand the particular geographical and cultural space it emerges from.

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